And Abraham journeyed from there toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.…
I. The offence which he committed. A very grievous sin. Look at —
1. The principle from which it sprang — loss of faith.
2. Its natural and necessary tendencies.
3. The fact of its having been before practised by him, and reproved.
II. The rebuke given him on account of it. In this we observe much that was —
1. Disgraceful to Abraham.
2. Honourable to Abimelech:
(3) Virtue. Application —
(a) Shun every species of deception.
(b) Guard against relapses into sin.
(c) Be thankful to God for His protecting grace.
(d) Strive to the uttermost to cancel the effects of your transgressions.
(C. Simeon, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.